Posted: May 5, 2022
Closing date: Ongoing posting until the position is filled
Position: Immigrant Employment Specialist/Job Developer (Gateway to Tourism/Hospitality Jobs for Newcomers, and WorkLink Programs)
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Start date: As soon as possible
Work location: #102-808 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
Rate of Pay: $23.98 per hour (benefits after successful completion of probation period)
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps immigrants and refugees meet their social, cultural, and economic goals. Comprised of dedicated staff and volunteers, ICA provides language instruction, support finding housing and employment and a range of other services. In addition, ICA is actively engaged in the community to strengthen connections between immigrants and those born in Canada. Through our work, we are building a strong, diverse, and vibrant community. ICA is a welcoming, passionate, and energetic organization that has been having a positive impact in the Greater Victoria region for nearly 50 years.
Under the guidelines of multiple funders including ISS of BC and Employment and Social Development Canada, and WorkBC/WorkLink Employment Services, this position designs, coordinates and facilitates group workshops on topics of related to employment and job search/retention strategies. It provides job search and placement support as well as job sustainment services to assist immigrant and refugee newcomers to find employment in the hospitality/tourism sector, and the wider labour market in Victoria. Leads the delivery of workshops, information sessions, and job development support to assist immigrants and refugees with their successful labour market attachment. Provides all aspects of career counselling, facilitation, outreach, case management (needs assessments, action planning, job search work experience services, skills enhancement services, as well as job sustainment services). Assists clients in obtaining and retaining employment in the community. Develops connections with the employer community and stays current on local labour market information.
This is a multifaceted position and requires an individual that is able to balance superior client service with other responsibilities and multiple contract requirements. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous, and those with diverse abilities. Reports to the Employment Services Manager.
Submit a cover letter and current resume (in pdf. format), noting relevant qualifications, language proficiency and experience to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Attention: HR Manager, via email to . This is an ongoing posting until the position is filled. Please quote Competition #2022-05-05 IES-JD in the subject line.
Please note: This is a unionized position subject to the terms and conditions of our Collective Agreement and of our funding agreements with various funders. As per the Collective Agreement, internal applicants will be given consideration with respect to filling the position prior to external candidates being hired. This position is open to applicants of all genders. This position requires union membership. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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